Cape charter school reopens after abrupt closure, parents demand answers

Published: Updated:

After a dramatic day for parents and their children who attend Unity Charter School, doors were reopened to students Friday.

Parents arrived to padlocked doors Thursday, with no previous warning that school would be closed that day.

MORE: Cape Coral charter school closes abruptly, parents blindsided

Now, the school is telling parents to call the CEO, but she is not answering. Parents are left with mounds of questions after news broke the school is facing foreclosure.

Documents show the school owes $2.9 million and the building is up for auction the day after Christmas.

It’s something parents had no idea about.

“I was a little leery I didn’t know what was going on,” one parent said.

The note left on the door said the school was closed because of repair issues.

Now, parents are wondering how this will affect their kids in the upcoming month.

“A little scared wondering where my daughters gonna be going to school if she’s going to be going to school here and what they’re going to do with all the kids?”

WINK News tried reaching out to the school and it’s owner by email, phone and even text, all of our questions went unanswered.

One dad says he’s fed up and moving his sixth-grade son to a new school altogether.

“I don’t want another situation like yesterday,” he said. “To come back and the gates are chained. What’s going to happen on Monday? They may not even be here.”

Families say they feel betrayed and frustrated and just want answers.

For parents who decide to withdraw their kids from this charter school so late in the year. Lee County School District leaders tell WINK News they will work with parents to try and make the transition as smooth as possible.

Copyright ©2023 Fort Myers Broadcasting. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior written consent.